Dr. Butler-Cephas joined the division of Pediatric Endocrinology at UT Southwestern as an Assistant Professor in December 2018. She completed her pediatric residency at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois in 2011 and then completed her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2014. Following her fellowship, Dr. Butler-Cephas worked at the Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.

She has an interest in general pediatric endocrinology as well as diabetes mellitus. She is member of the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the Endocrine Society.


Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science (2008)
Advocate Health Care/Advocate Christ Medical Center (2011), Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine (2014), Pediatric Endocrinology

Research Interest

  • Diabetes mellitus

Honors & Awards

  • Early Career Forum Travel Award
    Endocrine Society (2013)
  • Ethics Essay Competition, 1st Place
    Pediatric Endocrine Society (2013)
  • Travel Award for PAS/PES
    Pediatric Endocrine Society (2013)
  • Ralph Bunche Scholar Award
    Washington University (2000-2002)
  • Dean's Scholarship
    Washington University (1999)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Pediatric Endocrine Society (2012)
  • Endocrine Society (2011)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2008-2011)